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Clam diggers got a green light to proceed with a two-day razor clam dig starting the day after Thanksgiving Day at several ocean beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin tests showed that the clams on those beaches are safe to eat. Four beaches – Long Beach, […]

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Seaside Parade of Lights Friday Night

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Seaside Parade of Lights Friday Night

The Parade of Lights and lighting of the community tree begin this special, old fashioned season. The musical tree of dancing lights is set in the pocket park at the west end of the Carousel Mall. The Parade begins on Necanicum Drive at 1st Avenue and moves on to Broadway to the tree in the […]

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DMV Using Biometric Data In Battle Against Identity Theft

By JACOB SZETO with Oregon Capitol News PORTLAND, Ore.- Smile, it confuses the cameras. No, really it does. That is why the next time you get your picture taken at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), you will be instructed to do just the opposite. In the fall of 2008, the Department of Motor Vehicles […]

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Portland Police Captain on Administrative Leave

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Portland Police Captain on Administrative Leave

On Tuesday, November 22, 2011 the Kootenai County, Idaho, District Attorney notified the Portland Police Bureau that it was charging Captain Todd Wyatt with a misdemeanor in regard to an August 13, 2011, traffic altercation in their jurisdiction. Captain Wyatt is charged with a violation of Idaho Code section 18-3303, Exhibition or Use of a […]

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Driver Undergoing Evaluation Following Incident on Highway 30

A 67-year old Rainier woman is undergoing a mental evaluation following a Tuesday afternoon incident along Highway 30 between Rainier and the Goble area. The incident ended when Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers stopped her vehicle using spike strips and tactical vehicle intervention technique after she nearly collided head-on with numerous vehicles. On November 22, […]

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High Surf Advisory in Effect for Coastal Beaches

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR 548 PM PST THU NOV 24 2011 ORZ001-WAZ021-251800- /O.NEW.KPQR.SU.Y.0009.111125T0300Z-111125T1800Z/ NORTH OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST- 548 PM PST THU NOV 24 2011 …HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON AND NORTH OREGON COAST… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED […]

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Holiday Cooking Safety Tips

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Astoria Fire & Rescue would like to remind everyone about the importance of fire safety in the kitchen during the Thanksgiving holiday. Every year cooking-related fires increase during the holidays. From 2006 through 2010, there were 2,490 cooking-related fires in Oregon causing seven deaths, 185 injuries and $40 million in property loss. Here are some […]

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Deep Dark and Dangerous at Seaside Public Library

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Deep Dark and Dangerous at Seaside Public Library

On Thursday, December 1, at 7:00 p.m. The Friends of the Seaside Library will host Rebecca Harrison, author of “Deep Dark and Dangerous: On the Bottom with Northwest Salvage Divers”.  The event will take place in the Community Room and there will be refreshments, and book sales and signings. “Deep Dark and Dangerous” tells the […]

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Worst Storm on Coast Since 2007 “Great Gale”

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Worst Storm on Coast Since 2007 “Great Gale”

Calling the storm the worst since the 2007 “Great Gale” emergency response teams and government agencies are issuing a series of warnings as well as law enforcement advisories of road closures. Coxcomb Drive is closed at this time due to a tree falling across the road. No projected time for it to be cleared. Use […]

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Urgent Weather Update

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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR 921 PM PST MON NOV 21 2011 …STRONG WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT… .A POWERFUL BUT SLOW MOVING FRONT WILL GRADUALLY SPREAD STRONG SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS ONSHORE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY…AFFECTING MUCH OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON. […]

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